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This new drug could tan your skin while reducing the risk of skin cancer

Those are some alarming numbers, and what Dr. David Fisher, chairman of the department of dermatology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, calls “an embarrassing fact.”

“Skin cancer is one of the few cancers for which we have rock solid evidence of what the cause is — UV radiation.”

For this reason, Fisher has been at the helm of developing a new drug that when applied to the skin, would trigger melanin production without the need for UV light exposure. The drug would be applied topically in the same way as a cream or lotion, and it would penetrate the epidermis where melanocytes (the cells responsible for colouring the skin) are present and stimulate pigment production.

It’s kind of like a medical-grade self-tanner. But it’s not.

“Self-tanners are cosmetic agents that act like pigments — they look like a certain colour but it’s not melanin. They adhere to the surface of the skin,” Fisher explains. “This actually stimulates the pigment pathway of the cells to produce melanin because it penetrates the epidermis.”

Is there anywhere where you can buy St Tropez products in barrhaven (or ottawa), Ontario?

Hello, I am looking for a good sunless self tanner. I am currently trying Jergens Natural Glow, which is turning my skin to a yellowish tint. I don't like the yellow tint in the formula and I heard from a friend that St. Tropez is a much better brand.


Hi Kristina!
You can buy St Tropez products on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?i e=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ama zon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26ref_%3Dnb%5Fsb %5Fnoss%26field-keywords%3DSt%2bTropez%2 bproducts%26url%3Dsearch-alias%3Daps&


Hi Kristina!
You can buy St Tropez products on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?i e=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ama zon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26ref_%3Dnb%5Fsb %5Fnoss%26field-keywords%3DSt%2bTropez%2 bproducts%26url%3Dsearch-alias%3Daps&